A 41-year-old member asked:
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will i be able to treat a diverticulitis attack at home?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: But if you have fever and pain and going on liquids doesn't help you need to see your doctor or go to er for a ct scan of abdomen and pelvis along with an exam and a complete blood count looking for evidence of infection.
Answered on Jul 3, 2018

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